Three Ways To Use Video Marketing Without Appearing On Camera

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In today’s digital age, video marketing has become a powerful tool for businesses to connect with their target audience and convey their message effectively. However, not everyone feels comfortable appearing on camera, and that’s perfectly fine. If you’re a solopreneur seeking innovative ways to leverage video marketing without stepping in front of the lens, you’ve come to the right place.
At Picture This Video, we specialize in videography and video production services that cater to the unique needs of corporate, educational, and business-based customers in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Virginia, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and the Washington Metropolitan Area. In this blog post, we’ll explore three valuable ways you can utilize video marketing without having to appear on camera.

Define The Purpose Of Your Video

Before diving into video production, it’s essential to determine the purpose of your video. Do you want to introduce yourself as the business owner or promote a particular product or service? By clarifying your objective, you can devise an engaging and effective video marketing strategy. Remember, authenticity is key, and sometimes having someone else speak about you or your business can be more genuine and relatable.

1. Explore alternative video styles

Fortunately, there are various video styles that don’t require you to be on camera. Consider whether you are the best person to deliver the content or if hiring professional spokespeople or voiceover artists would be a better fit. For example, professional spokespeople can deliver the content on the camera, while a voiceover artist can narrate a slideshow you’ve created. Whiteboard animation videos, on the other hand, use a narration track to drive captivating animations, making them perfect for explaining complex concepts, processes, or products. Another effective approach is to have your clients create testimonial videos where they share their positive experiences working with you.

2. Scripting and visual elements

Once you’ve determined your messaging and chosen the appropriate video style, it’s time to create a compelling script. Outline what visual elements will accompany your narration and gather the necessary resources, such as stock photos or videos, graphics featuring your logo, and a clear call-to-action at the end. Consider how you’ll start and end your video to capture viewers’ attention and leave a lasting impression. If you feel confident in your video creation skills, you can handle the process yourself. However, if you need assistance or advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re more than happy to help or guide you through the do-it-yourself approach.

3. Consider distribution and formatting

After crafting your video masterpiece, it’s crucial to consider where and how you’ll distribute it. Different social media platforms have their own rules and specifications for video content, so make sure your video aligns with their requirements. While uploading your video on YouTube is a good start, it’s important to strategize its distribution to reach your desired audience effectively. Don’t limit your video’s exposure to only those who stumble upon your YouTube channel. Instead, explore avenues for sharing and promoting it with your target audience to maximize its impact.

By following these three valuable steps, you can harness the power of video marketing without appearing on camera. At Picture This Video, we understand the challenges solopreneurs face and specialize in providing videography and video production services tailored to corporate, educational, and business-based customers in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Virginia, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and the Washington Metropolitan Area. Whether you need assistance with scripting, creating visually captivating videos, or navigating the distribution process, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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Sharon Sobel

Owner, Picture This Video

Sharon Sobel provides a range of services for a wide array of clients, from freelance work to script-to-screen production. We serve production companies and television stations requiring specialized freelance services, as well as businesses and organizations needing help with script-to-screen video marketing and production.

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  • Role Title

    Up to 5 hours
    Up to 10 hours
  • Associate Producer

  • Videographer – labor only

  • HD Videography w/gear

  • Teleprompter Operator w/gear

  • Remote Recording

    $105 per hour
  • Webcast/Event Producer onsite w/client

  • Webcast/Event Producer from PTV office

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    • Mileage: Picture This Video works in the Metro DC area within a 25 mile radius of Fairfax, VA, with no travel fees. Additional mileage is charged at the current IRS rate.
    • Time is charged from arrival on site to departure from site.
      Our rates typically are based on 1/2 day (5 hours) or full days (10 hours).
    • For each hour over 10 in a day, the cost will be time and a half times the hourly rate for that job’s full day rate.
    • Cancellation of a scheduled scripting, videotaping or editing date may incur a kill fee:
      • 24-48 hours notice: $250
      • less than 24 hours notice: $300
      This is in addition to the cost of any rented equipment, and sub-contractors' kill fees.
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  • Editing Rates

    Up to 10 hours
  • Logger / Digitizer – external system

    $36 per hour
  • Logger / Digitizer – internal system

    $55 per hour
  • Adobe Premiere editing – external system

    $75 per hour
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    $95 per hour